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EWG's Tap Water Database — 2019 UPDATE

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Dinoseb

New Orleans Algiers Water Works

Dinoseb is a herbicide that causes birth defects and reproductive difficulties. It has been banned in the U.S. since 1986.

 

18

Samples

0

Samples exceeding legal limit (MCL)

0

Samples exceeding
health guidelines

Testing results - average by year

 
YearAverage resultSamples takenDetectionsRange of results
2012ND20ND
2013ND40ND
2014ND20ND
2015ND40ND
2016ND40ND
2017ND20ND

ppb = parts per billion

State and national drinking water standards and health guidelines

EPA Maximum Contaminant
Level (MCL) 7 ppb

The legal limit for dinoseb, established in 1992, was based on toxicity studies conducted in laboratory animals in the 1970s and 1980s.

ppb = parts per billion

All test results

Date Lab ID Result
2012-03-05AD64088ND
2012-03-05AD64088ND
2013-01-22AD74828ND
2013-01-22AD74828ND
2013-05-17AD77866ND
2013-05-17AD77866ND
2014-02-04AD88744ND
2014-02-04AD88744ND
2015-03-1635179807001ND
2015-03-1635179807001ND
2015-10-1435212328004ND
2015-10-1435212328004ND
2016-01-2735226999001ND
2016-01-2735226999001ND
2016-12-1335283615002ND
2016-12-1335283615002ND
2017-02-2235296827001ND
2017-02-2235296827001ND